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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nevertheless, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web portals, electronic mails, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the e-mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire stack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting provider will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier:


dns1.icanhosting.com

dns2.icanhosting.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up unexpectedly.